The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) is teen revolutionary Joan of Arc in this retelling of the French legend from filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element). Co-stars Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, John Malkovich and Vincent Cassel.

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her mission to reclaim god's diminished kingdom - through her amazing victories until her violent and untimely death.

1999Rating: R158 minsUSA, France, Czech RepublicColumbia Pictures
ActionAdventureDramaWarHistorical

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It can at least be as much fun as, say, Braveheart, wouldn't you think? No such luck.

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Variety

Variety

The lack of a plausible leading lady is enough to sink what is otherwise an eye-catching, although heavily '90s-style, telling of one of history's most frequently filmed stories.

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BBC

BBC

Sadly fails in an attempt to blend fantasy with reality, becoming slightly ridiculous instead.

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